A followup to the well-received Haunted Winnipeg (2017), Matthew Komus’s Haunted Manitoba is a detailed, if somewhat tame and predictable, exploration of the spooky landmarks throughout our province.
Ghost stories are an important aspect of any geographic location. They become a part of the individual makeup of communities, transforming into urban legends and small-scale myths, binding people to a collective experience of a place. Komus understands the ghost stories from around Manitoba, which he has collected in this short volume, fulfil that purpose to these small Manitoba communities. If you are from the towns he describes, chances are you know some version of the stories he’s included.